Truman

Truman
Author: David McCullough
Release: 2003-08-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 1120
ISBN: 9780743260299
Language: en
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

Truman

Truman
Author: Jean Reidy
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781534416659
Language: en
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An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 "An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism, and undying devotion." —The New York Times Book Review After his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story. Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south. He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before. She boards the bus! Truman waits for her to return. He waits. And waits. And waits. And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems…impossible!

The Trials of Harry S Truman

The Trials of Harry S  Truman
Author: Jeffrey Frank
Release: 2022-03-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781501102899
Language: en
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Jeffrey Frank, author of the bestselling Ike and Dick, returns with the first full account of the Truman presidency in nearly thirty years, recounting how so ordinary a man met the extraordinary challenge of leading America through the pivotal years of the mid-20th century. The nearly eight years of Harry Truman’s presidency—among the most turbulent in American history—were marked by victory in the wars against Germany and Japan; the first use of an atomic weapon; the beginning of the Cold War; creation of the NATO alliance; the founding of the United Nations; the Marshall Plan to rebuild the wreckage of postwar Europe; the Red Scare; and the fateful decision to commit troops to fight in Korea. Historians have tended to portray Truman as stolid and decisive, with a homespun manner, but the man who emerges in The Trials of Harry S. Truman is complex and surprising. He believed that the point of public service was to improve the lives of one’s fellow citizens, and was disturbed by the brutal treatment of African Americans. Yet while he supported stronger civil rights laws, he never quite relinquished the deep-rooted outlook of someone with Confederate ancestry reared in rural Missouri. He was often carried along by the rush of events and guided by men who succeeded in refining his fixed and facile view of the postwar world. And while he prided himself on his Midwestern rationality, he could act out of emotion, as when, in the aftermath of World War II, moved by the plight of refugees, he pushed to recognize the new state of Israel. The Truman who emerges in these pages is a man with generous impulses, loyal to friends and family, and blessed with keen political instincts, but insecure, quick to anger, and prone to hasty decisions. Archival discoveries, and research that led from Missouri to Washington, Berlin and Korea, have contributed to an indelible, and deeply human, portrait of an ordinary man suddenly forced to shoulder extraordinary responsibilities, who never lost a schoolboy’s romantic love for his country, and its Constitution.

Truman in Retirement

Truman in Retirement
Author: Gregory W. Sand
Release: 1993
Editor: Taylor Trade Pub
Pages: 175
ISBN: WISC:89060418084
Language: en
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Building on extensive research, Truman's unpublished letters and memos from the period, Dr. G.W. Sand captures the special blend of forthrightness and conviction with which Harry Truman viewed the presidency, the United States as moral leader of the world, and the major figures of the period.

The Truman Presidency

The Truman Presidency
Author: Cabell B. H. Phillips
Release: 1966
Editor: New York : Macmillan
Pages: 463
ISBN: UOM:39015002319047
Language: en
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This is the first full-scale and objective narrative of one of the most turbulent and significant epochs in the seven and three-quarter years that profoundly affected the destiny of the United States and of the world.

Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers
Author: Truman Capote
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780345803047
Language: en
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Although Truman Capote's last novel was unfinished at the time of his death, its surviving portions offer a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. "Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly." —The New York Times Book Review Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Côte Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently finny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

And it was Beautiful

And it was Beautiful
Author: Phil Hay
Release: 2021-08-26
Editor: Seven Dials
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781841885186
Language: en
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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER The behind-the-scenes story of the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United and their first season back in the Premier League after sixteen years of hurt. FEATURING FRESH PERSONAL INSIGHT FROM MARCELO BIELSA When Marcelo Bielsa was appointed head coach of Leeds United in the summer of 2018, the club had just finished 13th in the Championship - their 15th consecutive season outside the top flight - and were defined as much by their excesses and disasters off the pitch as their lack of success on it. Bielsa changed everything. In guiding Leeds back to the promised land of the Premier League, he has transformed the club into a vastly more dynamic, entertaining and professional outfit, fully endearing himself to the Leeds faithful and capturing the imaginations of football fans around the world. With his unique tactical approach, strict diet and body fat controls and a gruelling training schedule - including his infamous 'murderball' sessions - Bielsa has shaped a gang of Championship misfits and journeymen into a team that plays breathtakingly relentless attacking football and is more than capable of going toe-to-toe with the game's established heavyweights. In And it was Beautiful, Phil Hay documents the fortunes of Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa during their return to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season. By weaving in stories of crises from the club's purgatory in the English Football League, he presents a comprehensive and compelling portrait of an enigmatic manager whose values are the antithesis of everything that has previously gone wrong at Leeds during the dark days of Ken Bates, Massimo Cellino and GFH. Phil pulls back the curtain on Bielsa's innovative tactical methods, his unconventional yet highly productive relationship with owner Andrea Radrizzani and Director of Football Victor Orta, his intensely loyal backroom team and the extraordinary cultural impact Bielsa has had on the city of Leeds - from murals and songs to cult fanbases in the provinces of Argentina. The result is a unique and beautiful love affair that has made dreams come true.

Harry S Truman a Pictorial Biography

Harry S  Truman  a Pictorial Biography
Author: Joseph Gies
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 200
ISBN: UOM:39015002638933
Language: en
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A biography of the thirty-third President of the United States from childhood, through his years as Vice-President to Franklin D. Roosevelt, to his sudden rise to the office of President, to the decision to drop atomic bombs, and the beginnings of the Cold War.

Saving Freedom

Saving Freedom
Author: Joe Scarborough
Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062950512
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism, but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind America’s most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address. How did one of the least prepared presidents to walk into the Oval Office become one of its most successful? The year was 1947. The Soviet Union had moved from being America’s uneasy ally in the Second World War to its most feared enemy. With Joseph Stalin’s ambitions pushing westward, Turkey was pressured from the east while communist revolutionaries overran Greece. The British Empire was battered from its war with Hitler and suddenly teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Only America could afford to defend freedom in the West, and the effort was spearheaded by a president who hadn’t even been elected to that office. But Truman would wage a domestic political battle that carried with it the highest of stakes, inspiring friends and foes alike to join in his crusade to defend democracy across the globe. In Saving Freedom, Joe Scarborough recounts the historic forces that moved Truman toward his country’s long twilight struggle against Soviet communism, and how this untested president acted decisively to build a lasting coalition that would influence America’s foreign policy for generations to come. On March 12, 1947, Truman delivered an address before a joint session of Congress announcing a policy of containment that would soon become known as the Truman Doctrine. That doctrine pledged that the United States would “support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.” The untested president’s policy was a radical shift from 150 years of isolationism, but it would prove to be the pivotal moment that guaranteed Western Europe’s freedom, the American Century’s rise, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. Truman’s triumph over the personal and political struggles that confronted him following his ascension to the presidency is an inspiring tale of American leadership, fierce determination, bipartisan unity, and courage in the face of the rising Soviet threat. Saving Freedom explores one of the most pivotal moments of the twentieth century, a turning point when patriotic Americans of both political parties worked together to defeat tyranny.

Documentary History of the Truman Presidency

Documentary History of the Truman Presidency
Author: Dennis Merrill
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 841
ISBN: UOM:39015040544770
Language: en
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And Away

And Away
Author: Bob Mortimer
Release: 2021-09-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781398505308
Language: en
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The number one bestseller and Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year by national treasure Bob Mortimer. ‘The most life-affirming, joyful read of the year’ - Sunday Times ‘Winningly heartfelt’ – The Guardian ‘A triumph’ – Daily Mail Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away… Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures (now infamous from his appearances on Would I Lie to You?), from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London. Though he was doing pretty well (the South London Press once crowned him ‘The Cockroach King’ after a successful verdict), a chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track. And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2’s Gone Fishing. Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure.)

Harry S Truman

Harry S  Truman
Author: Ideals Publications Incorporated
Release: 1997
Editor: Ideals Publications
Pages: 80
ISBN: WISC:89066265281
Language: en
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Here is a pictorial view of the personal and political life of one of our greatest Presidents. The book includes photos, along with excerpts from his letters and speeches. The text is not only an in-depth look at the man, but also a view of America from the turn of the century to the nuclear age, which Truman ushered in with the atomic bomb.

Mr Truman s War

Mr  Truman s War
Author: J. Robert Moskin
Release: 1996
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Pages: 411
ISBN: UOM:39015037469239
Language: en
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Describes the end of World War II, the dropping of the first atomic bomb, the birth of the United Nations, the end of world colonialism, and the origins of the Cold War

Documentary History of the Truman Presidency

Documentary History of the Truman Presidency
Author: Dennis Merrill
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 457
ISBN: UOM:39015046476209
Language: en
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Truman s Court

Truman s Court
Author: Frances Howell Rudko
Release: 1988
Editor: Praeger
Pages: 162
ISBN: UCAL:B4437526
Language: en
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A concise, well-written examination by a lawyer-historian of the judicial restraint philosophies of President Truman's four appointees to the Supreme Court: Harold Burton, Fred Vinson, Tom Clark, and Sherman Minton. Rudko's analysis of the four men's opinions in criminal procedure, loyalty-security, racial discrimination, and alien rights cases show that Truman was far more successful than most presidents in choosing justices whose view of the judicial role matched his own. Choice Much of the debate surrounding the Supreme Court can be traced to the notion that the Court is primarily a political rather than a judicial institution. When the Court is viewed from an ideological standpoint, it becomes tempting, for example, to equate judicial restraint with conservatism, and activism with a liberal political perspective. In her study of the Truman Court, Rudko demonstrates the fallacy of the political approach. Focusing of the record of President Truman's four liberal appointees, she looks at the judicial philosophy underlying important decisions involving the rights of individuals and shows how judicial issues--especially the balance between restraint and activism--have determined the decision-making process.

Harry Truman s China Policy

Harry Truman s China Policy
Author: Lewis McCarroll Purifoy
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 316
ISBN: IND:39000003175424
Language: en
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Asserts that the anti-Communist hysteria known as McCarthyism led President Truman to wage an aggressive military-ideological crusade against Communist China.

Politics and Policies of the Truman Administration

Politics and Policies of the Truman Administration
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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Documentary History of the Truman Presidency The emergence of an Asian Pacific rim in American foreign policy Korea Japan and Formosa

Documentary History of the Truman Presidency  The emergence of an Asian Pacific rim in American foreign policy  Korea  Japan  and Formosa
Author: Anonim
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X004412160
Language: en
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Truman s Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations

Truman s Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations
Author: Gary W. Bennett,John M. Owens,Robert M. Corrigan
Release: 1997
Editor: Advanstar Marketing Services
Pages: 520
ISBN: WISC:89063152508
Language: en
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Truman s Whistle stop Campaign

Truman s Whistle stop Campaign
Author: Steven R. Goldzwig
Release: 2008
Editor: Texas A & M University Press
Pages: 164
ISBN: UOM:39015074223200
Language: en
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Faced with the likely loss of the 1948 presidential elections, Harry S. Truman decided to do what he did best: talk straight. This text chronicles the origins of Truman's 'give 'em hell' image and the honing of his rhetorical delivery during his ostensibly nonpolitical train trip west, which came to be known as his 'whistle-stop tour'.